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An EPIC case study in the oil and gas industry

Posted by Janice Colmer on Oct 2, 2019, 7:48:56 AM

Learn how tech-based company netDNA automates water management for fracking and water transfer with the help of groov EPIC.

In the oil and gas industry, technological advances like hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and horizontal drilling have caused a boom in exploration and drilling. The initial “gold rush” approach to oil and gas development focused on people resources, with most work done manually.

netDNA case studyBut now companies are looking to add automation in the field, especially for water pumping and treatment, key ingredients in successful unconventional oil and natural gas production. In an industry with remote, widely separated, and changeable operations, automation and data communications aren't easy.

NetDNA_EPIC_casestudy_ssIn this case study, read how netDNA automated their customer's trailer-based pumping units and provided data communications, using groov EPIC edge programmable industrial controllers and I/O, plus IIoT-friendly technologies like Node-RED and MQTT.

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Topics: Case studies, Oil & gas, Node-RED, MQTT, groov EPIC

Written by Janice Colmer

Janice has worked at Opto 22 for 15 years and is part of the marketing team that strives to share new and relevant content with the automation industry. She enjoys books, camping, country music, and spending time with family and friends.
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